Tsuya New Skincare From Shu Uemura


This month of August has been very busy for me, busier than last year and certainly warmer than I remember now that I am in Singapore officially five years! Between work, a new regime of no fried food, TRX circuit training exercise, very little alcohol AND this new range of skincare from Shu Uemura called TSUYA Skin Youthful Radiance Generator, my skin is looking good. Before I get into the Tsuya review, I want to add that when you put the effort forward with diet, skincare and exercise combined, the results speak for themselves.

When I started the Tsuya skincare challenge I was very impressed with the idea of a serum that promised glow [Plus I love a good serum]. When I apply a little base whether it is foundation or even concealer, Tsuya glides on smoothly and absorbs into the skin fast without much of an oily layer, love that! At night, I have also been putting it on to let it sink into my skin and do its magic.

Some of the benefits of Tsuya include a more supple and glowy skin which are exactly the comments I have been receiving from various peers and friends. WO-HOO! ** What else did I do different? Sleep at least six hours every night. Drink fluids and include 12oz of green tea at least once a day. Less alcohol especially carbonated and cocktail drinks, doing wine very moderately, one serving a week. Sweating it out 3x a week. Taking my usual vitamins and fish oil 1000mg daily. Eating things like steamed fish, seaweed, fresh foods. No soda, sugary drinks, fizzy anything and if I treat myself to a coffee I add agave nectar, a low glycemic natural sweetener.

Before I turn this into a bore, I want my readers to know that as much as I love a proper skincare regime, how your face reacts to a good product like Tsuya is just as much as the food we put in our mouth, habits and general well-being. Give yourself a little love and you’ll see the BIG payoff.

Le Pétronille Skincare Challenge


Week Four of my Petronille Challenge – A mix of dry summer, winds and late spring are in full bloom here in the San Francisco Bay Area and my skin is feeling the change. Since a week ago, I am using DOUBLE the amount of the day and night creams with the elixirs to help. Last week I had to pack on some makeup for a family event and the daycream worked very well under my foundation and did not cake up at all. One thing about my skin type, I am not prone to sensitivity unless in extreme sweat outdoors or humidity in which case I break out, itch and oil up as most people do in Singapore. The upside of this dry weather is less blemishes, in fact ZERO and being able to use more skincare to nourish my skin and makeup staying on longer under my Petronille products.
PS. Next week, I am in Miami Florida, where I will be re-visiting some old patterns of humidity, we shall see what happens then.

A Beauty-fied Box


Today a box of goodies arrived from Vanity Trove! Several products in sample size came in this super elegant package. Vanity Trove is a new service launched in Singapore offering high end skincare and makeup to your doorstep, customers will receive a beauty box every month for a a fee of $25 SG. A personalised beauty profile can be created when you join so that samples can be catered to specific wants and needs.

Now the moment of suspense, what was in the box? First of all, coffee beans from a place called Danns Daily – I live for my cuppa of Joe and will definitely try this place in Bedok (fairtrade, organic and all brewed with alkaline water).

Since it is few days away from NYE and naturally I plan to kill it with my makeup/ beauty regime pre and post game, tonight I have a beauty assignment cut out for me. It will include trying the SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser (really looking forward to this!), SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion followed by Snail Street AC Trouble Mask, a product that promises pore, oil and trouble care for the face. Finally, I shall put on the Lancome Genifique Youth Activator before retiring to bed.

I should also mention there is also a Virtuose mascara sample by Lancome and Skinc Reinforce Ceramide (plus a $50 voucher). Thank you Vanity Trove!!!!